Hybrid Battery Replacement
Hybrid Battery Replacement in Pflugerville, Texas
What to Know about Hybrid Battery Replacement—Dave’s Ultimate Automotive
Your hybrid will likely operate for a lot of miles before you need battery replacement, particularly if you have a newer model car or have already replaced batteries with more recent power sources. However, if your vehicle stays on the road long enough, you’ll eventually decide that your batteries are battle worn and need changing. For this and all other hybrid services and repairs, count on the ASE-certified technicians at Dave’s Ultimate Automotive in Pflugerville, Texas. Our team stands ready at 900 Pecan St W, Pflugerville, TX 78660 to help you with any make or model. To make an appointment for us to assess your batteries and charging system, use our online scheduling feature or call us at 512-989-3283.
About Hybrid Vehicle Batteries
If you feel a little unsure about how your hybrid batteries work, we’ll help you “charge” up your knowledge. If you already have a solid foundation but may have forgotten a few things, the facts we provide can serve as a “recharge.” As you know, batteries are crucial to hybrid operation. Whereas a traditional combustion-powered automobile relies on a battery for starting, switching to an alternator for energy generation, and an all-electric vehicle is powered solely from energy stored in batteries, a hybrid makes a practically unnoticeable transition between operating using one power source and the other. Further, your hybrid auto uses regenerative braking (a process of recapturing energy from the friction generated when you brake) to recharge the 12-volt lead-acid battery. Surprising to some owners, this hybrid battery is multiple cells that comprise a battery pack because it takes extra energy (more than a regular car battery can provide) to power your car. A polymer film layer separates two electrodes to keep them from short-circuiting in an electrolyte solution. The electrodes bridge once the vehicle is switched on. Since a hybrid doesn’t work without its unique power source, some drivers’ battery lifespan concerns. The advent of hybrids brought promises of batteries lasting about 100,000 miles or roughly eight years, but most of them didn’t last that long. The great news, however, is that technology continues to improve. Hybrids operate more efficiently than they once did, and batteries last longer. Additionally, you can now purchase batteries from companies other than the original manufacturer. Competition has helped lower purchase costs.
Your Local Hybrid Helpers
If you’re concerned about issues, services, or repairs specific to hybrids, worry no more. Even though your hybrid may not be the traditional vehicle you grew up with, you can understand it and take proper care of it. Dave’s Ultimate Automotive is here to help you with that. We look forward to becoming your trusted hybrid helper, so call us at 512-989-3283.